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Moldova creates a new model for migrants’ participation in the economic development of hometown communities


UNDP Moldova launches a competition of preselection of 35 communities that will be the beneficiaries of the second phase of “Migration and Local Development” project, financed by Government of Switzerland, and implemented during 2019-2022.

From 35 preselected communities, 25 of them will benefit from 60,000 USD co-financing each for implementing economic development projects.

The Government of Switzerland via UNDP aims to boost Diaspora’s involvement in local development. That is why the creation and development of active Hometown Associations at local level will be sustained via two grant programs: “Hometown Associations Accelerator” and “Hometown Associations Incubator”. These two programs will be running annually each year during the project’s implementation period.

For the “Hometown Associations Accelerator” program, registered associations can apply, with demonstrated one-year activity. At least 15 migrants` initiatives will be supported yearly, with 10,000 USD each, based on a 1 + 1 formula (the grant’s value has to be equal with migrants` contribution), within the available budget.

  The Project is funded
by the European
The Project is implemented
by the International
Organization for Migration